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The Best Toothbrush with Braces (You Need to Know)

What are the best toothbrushes for braces? Electric toothbrushes can be more effective than manual ones. The removal of plaque for instance is one key benefit over manual brushing. Due to their ability to reach hard-to-reach areas where bacteria lodge on teeth. Patients with braces have to be extra careful about their oral hygiene. 

The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics has researched this subject and found many bonuses to using an electric toothbrush. In this post, we’ll show you the basic facts on using electric toothbrushes with braces. Let’s get looking.

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Gaps in Teeth/Diastema (WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW TO FIX)

Gap teeth are a well-known cosmetic dental issue and can be caused by anything from thumb-sucking to gum disease. It’s possible to address this problem with braces or other orthodontic treatments but is it always necessary? So does having a gap between your teeth mean you need immediate treatment? We discuss that and more below. First, let’s see why diastema occurs.

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Fix a Gummy Smile Easy (7 FACTS FOR MOM)

A gummy smile is an unfortunate genetic trait for some people who are born with it that would need to be quickly fixed by going and seeing an orthodontist. A gummy smile is an excessive gingival display. Check out our blog post on what a gummy smile is and how to treat it. Let’s get going.

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Nine Side Effects Effects of Braces

Our mouths and jaw and tooth position change dramatically over treatment. You may notice things in your mouth have moved or when you close your mouth your teeth sit differently. This is all normal in the quest for a straight smile. You need not worry about most changes as it is par for the course. In this post, we’ll show you the side effects of braces and what they mean. Let’s get going.

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What Causes White Spots on Teeth? (5 EASY AND AWESOME FACTS)

What causes white spots on teeth after braces?  For most people, braces are the ideal way to get a better smile. However, some people end up getting disappointed by the results of their orthodontic braces because they notice unsightly spots after the brackets are removed. These spots can be a little unpleasant to look at, but you should not let them stop you from deciding to get braces. The reality is that they are entirely preventable even if you are wearing orthodontic braces. Keep reading to find out all about the underlying cause of white spots and learn how you can protect your teeth from them. Let’s get reading.

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The Importance of Wearing Retainers after Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is an incredibly vital part of feeling and looking your best. Because most people see your smile the first time that they look at you, it is important that you work with an orthodontist to have orthodontic work done at your own convenience. Whether you are the one having the work done or you are taking your child in for braces, the aftercare of orthodontic work is often just as important as going for the work itself. If you avoid the aftercare, you will find that your teeth begin to shift and you need more orthodontic work and braces to correct the situation.

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

We only get one set of teeth for a lifetime, so it is important that we take care of them. That is why your orthodontist may have recommended braces for you or your children. Orthodontic braces can correct most common dental issues. There are drawbacks to consider. Like diet. Yes, you’ll have to forgo some foods to get perfect teeth. In this post, we’ll show you foods to avoid while wearing braces. Let’s get going.

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Power Chains for Braces (QUICK FACT LIST FOR MOMS)

Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be painful and uncomfortable. If you are using traditional wire and bracket braces, then the treatment time speeds up in many ways. Adhering to the schedule set out by your orthodontist is the main one. Other helping hands come in the form of devices like Power Chains. Power chains do the same job as ‘O’ rings just speedier. In this post, we’ll take you through what power chains for braces are. And how they help complete treatment in less time. Let’s get cracking.

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Sleep Apnea (How Orthodontics Help) | QUICK FACTS FOR MOM

Sleep. We all love it regardless of our age, gender, or nationality. For some though, sleep is not a recharging experience. It is a hellish time. This may be due to a sleep condition called ‘Sleep Apnea.’ It affects 18 million adults in the USA. Not to mention, many children. This condition affects breathing and is disrupting to the sleep cycle. a cycle your body uses to re-energize. This post will show you in quick form the basic facts on sleep apnea and how orthodontics can help. Let’s get going.

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Where has my Orthodontist Gone?

Orthodontic treatment lasts years for most patients. One necessary thing is keeping the same expert throughout the treatment time scale. When using a corporate office for treatment you may find your orthodontist just disappears. You may have multiple experts during your treatment. In this post, we’ll take you through why using an independent orthodontist is key to a successful result. Let’s get going.

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